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Tupaia- Response to text

Polynesian Explorers

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  1. When, and where was Tupaia born?


  1. a) Around 1825 in Rā‘iātea
  2. b) Around 1725 in New Zealand
  3. c) Around 1825 in New Zealand
  4. d) Around 1725 in Rā‘iātea


  1. Rā‘iātea is a part of which larger group of islands? 


  1. a) Samoa       b) Tahiti
  2. c) Rapa Nui      d) Micronesia


  1. What was the name of the British official sent to secure British rule over NZ?


  1. a) William Johnson           b) Abel Tasman
  2. c) William Hobson d) Captain James Cook


  1. One day, more people would come – a different kind of people altogether. They would arrive on a canoe with no outrigger and would change everything: “And this land will be taken by them” Vaita said

Did this prophecy come true? Explain.

→ It was 50% each. Some people came but Tupaia said words in different languages which caused confusion. 


  1. Only about 20 of the painted hoe that were given to Captain Cook in 1769 by Māori survive.


  1. a) True b) False


  1. Describe the role that Tupaia had on board the Endeavour – what did he do on Captain Cook’s ship?


→ He was one of the smartest Travellers; he didn’t need maps or anything the Stars guided him to his destinations. 


interpreter A program that analyse and executes a program line by line.  I’d like to have a Japanese interpreter.
diplomat A person who interprets, especially ones who translate speech orally. Or into sign language.  The president will be meeting foreign diplomats.
indigenous  Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native. The park is also home to indigenous tribes.


  1. Explain the four reasons why Hoe were important, and special pieces of technology for Maori.

→  During those meetings Moari traded a number of painted hoe. 

→ Moari could use the hoe to make the waka to travel speed. 

→  hoe waka could also be used as a weapon 22. 

→ The paddle or hoe was the means of propulsion. 


  1. Tupaia (up until recently) and much more Polynesian history remains oral history (that means told by speaking). How can we ensure that this history is available to learn for future generations? Try to come up with at least 2 ways.


→ Tupaia played a pivotal role in mediating between Moari communities and the crew of the Endeavour during Lieutenant James week first visited New Zealand. Although  Tupaia was eager to sail west, Cook had other, secret orders from the Admiralty.   


Response to text: Treaty of Waitangi

Treaty of Waitangi 

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  1. When did Maori first arrive in Aotearoa, New Zealand?


  1. a) Between 1150 & 1200AD
  2. b) Between 1250 & 1350AD 
  3. c) Between 1250 & 1300AD  
  4. d) Last Year


  1. In the 1790’s Pakeha arrived in NZ to do what? 


  1. a) Hunt Moa        b) Start families
  2. c) Hunt whale & seals       d) Escape prison sentences


  1. What was the name of the British official sent to secure British rule over NZ?


  1. a) William Johnson           b) Abel Tasman
  2. c) William Hobson d) Captain James Cook


  1. There were two things that Maori chiefs Hone Heke Pokai and Tamati Waka Nene thought signing the treaty would help accomplish. What were they?


→It would stop inter-tribal warfare.

→It would stop arguments.


  1. True or False: Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi are the exact same.


  1. a) True b) False



  1. The Waitangi Tribunal was set up in 1975. Describe the job the Waitangi Tribunal have?


They had to follow the rules that they wrote on the Treaty, If they broke the treaty promises It would maybe start war. The Treaty was to control the war and to stop it.


colonisation The action of appropriation of a place or domain for one’s own use.  That way Britain could make rules about things like colonisation and the purchase of land.
treaty Concluded and ratified agreement between states.  A treaty is something you agreed with another country. 
sovereignty  Supreme power or authority  Some people now think that Tino rangatiratanga is a better term for the idea of sovereignty than Kawanatanga.


  1. When the treaty was signed William Hobson said out loud “He iwi

tahi tātou.” (“We are one people.”)

What do you think he meant by this?


→  At the time Britain was the most powerful country. They had Guns and stuff like that while other people had to craft their own weapon. Then They thought if New Zealand joined the empire  they could make rules such as colonisation.


  1. The article describes differences between Te Tiriti and the Treaty of Waitangi – Why do you think those differences caused difficulties?


→  This is a Kind of court that investigates whether the government had broken treaty promises.